Studies have found that former NFL players have suffered chronic brain injuries from playing football, including Parkinson’s syndrome, dementia, memory loss, cognitive defects, changes in mood and personality, and mental illness.
Thousands of former NFL players filed claims against the National Football League accusing them of negligence and failing to notify players of the link between concussions and brain injuries. Other lawsuits by former players claim the NFL knew for years of the link between concussions and long-term health problems.
Many have already received hundreds of thousands of dollars. In 2013, the NFL agreed to pay $765 million dollars to former NFL players who developed “brain disorders” due to concussions caused by in-play collisions, plus an additional $75 million for medical exams and another $10 million for medical research. More recently, in 2015, a class-action lawsuit settlement was approved between the NFL and thousands of former players, which provides up to $5 million per retired player for serious medical conditions associated with repeated head trauma.
Steps to Filing a Lawsuit
In order to file a lawsuit and receive just compensation, we must first conduct an investigation to establish that injured during your time in the NFL. We will order your medical records and review them at no charge to you. Once we conduct this review, we will discuss when and where to file a claim on your behalf. You will never owe us anything unless we obtain a recovery for you.
We Can Help
Additional activities may be required depending on the unique circumstances of your case, and there are numerous legal procedures to complete. It may feel overwhelming to tackle all this work and take on a confrontation with a big corporation while you are dealing with pain or other complications you are suffering as a result of the repeat head trauma during your time in the NFL. Avram Blair & Associates P.C. can help. That’s what we’re here for. We have experience handling these types of cases and we have staff standing ready to help you.
Call Avram Blair & Associates P.C. at (800) 516-8073 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. We will listen to your story, assess your chances for a successful claim, advise you on how to move forward.